Oral History of Legacy Forté

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Legacy Forté is a black queer native Baltimorean and the founder of Youth Against Oppression, the organizer of the first youth pride in Baltimore, and the founder of BMORE BLXCK. In this interview, they detail the various homes they have inhabited and the family dynamics that carried them through transitional moments. They discuss their experiences in the Baltimore City Public School system and the teachers that served as their mentors. Finally, they reflect on what makes it meaningful to work with youth, who they endearingly refer to as their children. This oral history was conducted by undergraduate students enrolled in Dr. Joseph Plaster’s Queer Oral History course, which was taught at Johns Hopkins University in spring 2022.